Macmillan Coffee Morning 2017

November 3rd, 2017 No comments »

On September 29th 2017, we took part in the Macmillan Big Coffee Morning.   This was the sixth annual Big Coffee Morning that we have held and is an event very close to our hearts after loosing two colleagues to Cancer.

This year’s Coffee Morning was held at St. Monica’s House and the theme for this year was Bake Off.  Residents, staff and Committee Members all brought in their baked goods in the hope to win the coveted prize – The Bake Off Champion 2017 Spoon and Badge.



A fantastic selection of cakes and other treats along with cups of tea, coffee and lots of chats made this a wonderful event.

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The Housing Manager, Chris Green,  had the difficult (although we seriously doubt that it was at all difficult) task of judging the cakes. To make this a fair competition, Chris was unaware of who baked what.  He took the role very seriously and would have done Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith proud.  Chris judged the cakes on taste, look and after trying every cake the winner was…

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Mrs Lynch, the Association’s Chairperson and her fabulous cherry cake.  Chris felt that this was the winning cake due to taste, and the even distribution of the cherries.

The money raised from selling the cakes, coffee and the raffle came to a fantastic total of £125.00.

So a big thank you to everyone who took part and made this a fun morning.


Christmas Tree Festival

February 20th, 2017 No comments »

Fareham Methodist Church recently held its  Annual Christmas Tree Festival.  The festival displays trees decorated by various groups, one of which belonged to the Fareham URC Women’s Breakfast Group.

The Women’s Breakfast Group theme for their Christmas Tree was the Portsmouth Churches Housing Association and our work with homeless families.


The tree was decorated with candles inside pink and blue handmade houses with the Association’s Logo on the roof.  Cardboard baubles printed with some of the Residents’ children thumb-prints also decorated the tree.

The sale of handmade Christmas decorations and lucky dip raffle raised £54.89 which was donated to PCHA towards our work in the hostels.





October 12th, 2015 No comments »

A big Thank You to the lovely family that recently popped into our Head Office with this fantastic donation of young children’s toys.



We always welcome donations of toys, clothes, food as well as money.  We alway ensure that these fantastic gifts are distributed throughout our hostels.  These items are always very much appreciated by all the families living in our hostels.

Bring and Buy Sale

October 12th, 2015 No comments »

Margaret Henderson held a coffee morning in Fareham in June, in aid of the PCHA. Nearly £300 was raised at the coffee morning and subsequent sale at Fareham United Reformed Church.

People donated goods to be sold, with scones and cakes too!


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Residents’ Halloween Party

December 3rd, 2014 No comments »

All of the residents and staff of St. Monica’s House got into the spooky spirits of Halloween with a trick or treating party.

Staff and Residents wore spooky costumes and witches hats, although for our junior residents  it was their first Halloween and they all looked adorable in their costumes.




It certainly looked like they all had a fantastic time.


Money Raised for Macmillian

October 15th, 2014 No comments »



The big Coffee Morning held at St. Paul’s House was a huge success and with the kind donations from everyone who came along, a fantastic sum of £94.90 was raised in memory of Sue Arthur and Pam Dumbrell.

Well done to Vee, for organising the event and to everyone who donated the delicious cakes and their time.


Also, a big well done to Vee who took part in the 28K Thames Path Challenge in September. Vee did the mamoth walk in a fantastic 4 hours and 46 minutes and raised money for Macmillian in the process.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

September 26th, 2014 No comments »

macmillanToday, St. Paul’s House held its third Macmillan Coffee Morning, with staff, residents and Committee Members enjoying the refreshments and donating to a fantastic cause.

Unfortunately, over the past two years, two fabulous members of St. Paul’s House team have lost their battle with cancer so the Macmillian Coffee Morning is a lovely way to raise awareness, a way to thank Macmillan and also a lovely way to remember Sue and Pam.


Redevelopment of St Paul’s House

June 17th, 2014 No comments »

Following the successful redevelopment of St. Monica’s House, it was decided that St. Paul’s House could do with a facelift.

So far, this  month our contractor, Dave Smith, has given the resident’s lounge a lick of paint and fitted laminate flooring, which gives the area a fresh modern look.

The big job of modernising the large communal kitchen has begun and all the residents are looking forward to seeing the finished look.

Photos to follow very soon, so keep your eyes peeled for the before and after pics.



Easter and 20 years of St Monica’s House

May 23rd, 2014 No comments »

April 23rd 2014 was the 20th birthday for St. Monica’s House.  It is hard to believe that our small residents are now adults – where on earth has the time gone !!

To celebrate this fabulous milestone and to celebrate Easter, the residents of St. Monica’s House held a lovely tea party.  As you will see from the photographs, they had a delicious spread of sandwiches,crisps and cakes and a very lovely Easter Bunny (also known as Senior Support Worker, Diane Pitman) arrived with Easter treats for our junior residents.  We even had a couple of small Easter Bunnies enjoy the party.

Thank you to our residents for allowing the photos to be shared.

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Investors In People Award

May 23rd, 2014 No comments »

Throughout the final week of March 2014, members of our staff team and Management Committee  were interviewed.

The purpose of the interviews was to see how,  as an Employer, Portsmouth Churches Housing Association looked after its staff, that everyone has access to any training they wish to participate in, and that they are kept up to date with the Association’s current and future plans.

We can very proudly announce that yet again, Portsmouth Churches Housing Association has received a Certificate of Accreditation from the Investors In People Award.

Portsmouth Churches Housing Association wishes to thank it’s amazing Staff Team for their fantastic work and the Management Committee for their continuing support.iip award

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